My last blog post was just before Christmas, more than four months ago. I kept meaning to write but since I wasn’t sketching it seems to take a low priority in the things to do queue.
In that last post I talked about how COVID work loads on our hospital system cancelled the knee surgery I was supposed to have back in September. Since then, every once in a while (during a lull of COVID cases) my surgery was rescheduled and then cancelled again when another spike of cases came along. Seems that postponed cancer operations and such have a higher priority than a knee operation on an old man. Go figure (grin). And so, my knee has just gotten worse and worse and I can’t do much walking at all.
So my decision to spend time learning music (and attempting to learn how to play classical ukulele) was a good one. I can sit and study, play and generally be sufficiently distracted from the world so this pandemic couldn’t depress me… too much.
Anyways, these have been my tools for the past few months. I now own three ukuleles and these are the two I play most.
I split my time between coming to grips with music theory and teaching my fingers to play what I want them to play. My old, arthritic fingers are winning the battle but it’s a battle that’s really fun.
The good news is that my surgery is actually going to happen next Wednesday. This should mean a few weeks of post-op physiotherapy and then I’ll be walking again. Eventually I may even be able to get back to sketching on the streets. Hope so. Sorry about the lack of posts.